In A Small Room


Sunday January 27, 2013 –  when three shows converged in a single day. We finished the final performance of Next To Normal at the newly renovated Norwood Theatre. This was a big deal – we had been asked to bring our black box production of the show to this beautiful, […]

What A Rush


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Looking back, it’s been two years since I started working at my “small room”.  Although I had done a significant number of shows (mostly musicals) at other venues before this, doing the sound design for The 39 Steps began my love affair with the MMAS Blackbox Theatre.  It was my […]

Climbing The 39 Steps



During The Mystery of Irma Vep, there were many cues for environmental sound effects like thunder and wind as well as creature sounds such as screams and howls. You can get away with using the same sample a couple of times but at some point this approach gets noticed.  And […]

Small Variations Make A Big Difference.


As part of the sound design for The Mystery of Irma Vep, the director made reference to British “door humor”.  And of course when you think about both English sitcoms and theatre there is a long history of doors and their ability to supply opportunities for both comedic and dramatic […]

British Door Humor



So this is my opening post for the In a Small Room category.  I’m not sure exactly where this is going to lead but I have a strong feeling that talking about the challenges and joy of designing sound for a small space is going to be fun.  And I’m […]

Sound In A Small Room